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1 hour ago, Drew Dowdell said:

My kinda car.  Only the CT6 and the K900 (oddly) get this kind of image of presence in my eyes in modern cars.  

I"m not saying they have the same presence as the '72... only that they have the best you'll get in 2019.

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1 hour ago, ccap41 said:

This just confirms that how an auto rides, drives and the overall layout inside of how a person interacts with an auto can be positive or negative. One persons like of how it drives on the road is another's person negative. At least we get to arm chair quarterback and debate these in a civil manner. :) Thanks for the post! :thumbsup:

59 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

I"m not saying they have the same presence as the '72... on that they have the best you'll get in 2019.

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I will agree with you that both of these cars have that same presence!

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I like the CT6 a lot- it has very nice presence. Kia’s not even in the same parking lot. It’s very generic IMO.

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8 minutes ago, balthazar said:

I like the CT6 a lot- it has very nice presence. Kia’s not even in the same parking lot. It’s very generic IMO.

*shrug* I think the K900 commands attention when seen in the steel. 

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1 hour ago, Drew Dowdell said:

I"m not saying they have the same presence as the '72... only that they have the best you'll get in 2019.

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G80 seems to have the same presence:

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G90 2020 sure has a presence

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WOW, they also have a G90 Special Edition that sure has presence! 

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Eh... the G80 doesn't do it for me, but the G90 does..just not as much as the K9002017-Genesis-G90-side-in-motion-03.jpg

The Korean version of the G90 is better

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^ rims remind me of the 1990s BMWs with BBSs.
It'd be nice (and shocking) to finally see something totally stirring & aspirational, design-wise, but that seems relegated to concepts only.

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7 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Eh... the G80 doesn't do it for me, but the G90 does..just not as much as the K9002017-Genesis-G90-side-in-motion-03.jpg

The Korean version of the G90 is better

2019-genesis-g90-black-front-quarter.jpg

 

 

Agree that Korean G90 is Awesome looking!

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^ rims remind me of the 1990s BMWs with BBSs.
It'd be nice (and shocking) to finally see something totally stirring & aspirational, design-wise, but that seems relegated to concepts only.

Your talking about the Korean G90 sedan right?

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This to me blows out the Mercedes-Benz cars even the S-Class. 

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12 minutes ago, balthazar said:

^ rims remind me of the 1990s BMWs with BBSs.
It'd be nice (and shocking) to finally see something totally stirring & aspirational, design-wise, but that seems relegated to concepts only.

Bring back fender skirts. 

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24 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Bring back fender skirts. 

Which style do you like best?

Outside Skirt

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Flush Skirt

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Modern Skirt?

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2 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Which style do you like best?

Outside Skirt

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Flush Skirt

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Modern Skirt?

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A subtle flush one.  That modern one doesn't work.  The car needs to have a more fuselage style and can't have the flat face wheel opening.

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8 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

A subtle flush one.  That modern one doesn't work.  The car needs to have a more fuselage style and can't have the flat face wheel opening.

96-BRHM-06.JPG

LOVE THIS CADILLAC! That car was Awesome, yes not perfect, but still very awesome even with all the chrome. :metal:

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6 minutes ago, dfelt said:

LOVE THIS CADILLAC! That car was Awesome, yes not perfect, but still very awesome even with all the chrome. :metal:

That'd be stainless steel.....

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Going Green Part II

From this:

 

To this:

 

Forgetting about the scandal, I think both commercials are fantastic and extremely well done.   

 

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There is a regular poster who posts his opinion, which is what we all do, but then if Drew comes in and posts a different opinion, that poster will immediately change his opinion to match Drew's.  Makes me LOL and it happens in quite a few threads.

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2 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

To this:

It is usually fun to see non-production concept cars in commercials.'cause the only electric VW builds now is in the same body shape they've been producing since -IIRC- 1977.

BUT VW really should 'batten down all it's hatches' before this sort of thing -if it became regular- mars the EV push :
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/audi-recalls-first-electric-car-165340036.html

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5 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Bring back fender skirts. 

 

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@ocnblu

You can and usually do get overexcited for nothing...

Audi..has had prior fire problems with their gasoline powered cars too...

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And not just with their mid-engine stuff either...

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And I could EASILY find Lamborghinis that catch on fire...Lamborghini because they are part of the Volkswagen Group...same as Audi...

 

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I support the...mini skirt, on my car. 

Here are a couple of  fine examples of how I like my mini skirt, on my car.

Old skool

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and modern

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There is another variant to this...the short shorts does an equal great job

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That pic of an E-body assembly line made me wonder—on an assembly line of multiple models, did the wrong interior ever get installed in a car (like an Eldorado interior in a Toronado). 

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I strongly doubt it.

Worst assembly mistake I ever saw (and really the only significant one) was a Buick Skylark X-Body car. This would have probably been in the late '80s.  No one carried cameras back in those days, so I have no evidence, but can still picture it in my mind, burgundy color, a buddy & I circled the car & laughed at it. The defect?

It had 2 doors on one side and 1 on the other, and damn if it didn't look totally factory. In hindsight, I would proclaim that to be impossible… but if the body side was stamped as a whole piece and the shell welded together- technically it might be possible…but even if welded up that way- how the hell did it get past the plant gate?

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5 hours ago, ocnblu said:

There is a regular poster who posts his opinion, which is what we all do, but then if Drew comes in and posts a different opinion, that poster will immediately change his opinion to match Drew's.  Makes me LOL and it happens in quite a few threads.

Funny. I LOL at posters who continually troll threads about cars or subjects they claim to have no interest in yet can’t stop going to even when they say that they are done with it.

 

 

Oh the irony.

 

 

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